Hello, I was wondering if it’s normal to wake up with cold symptoms after a night of deep meditation. Both times where I’ve had my best meditations I’ve woken up feeling congested. Thanks!
Yeah it is very normal. What happens is when you meditate you’re opening up your subtle energy fields, your ‘chi’ energy which will make you more sensitive and clear. When you meditate there is a spiritual opening that can help you release illnesses of any kind because it all lies within the energy level. Your body basically acknowledges this energy and brings it to the surface.
Chinese medicine explains, “The 100 diseases start with wind,” which means that most all the illnesses you can get in life start from some sort of internal chi flow gone astray and in the case of a cold or flu, often that “gone astray” is the result of some “external wind” invasion (external chi) entering your body. Since an advanced meditator has cleaned out their chi channels to a greater degree than the average individual, these little empty tubes are more susceptible to the “wind invasions” that might cause a cold, which explains the advanced cultivation practitioner’s propensity to easily become sick.
Of course when your chi channels open up, it means that your body is cleaner and more purified than that for a non-meditator, and existence of purified chi channels freed of internal obstructions are often why you become more sensitive to your environment and can psychically sense things others cannot. I’ve met meditators who could sense earthquakes from hundreds of miles away (yes, we’ve tested them) simply by the changes in chi that they could feel because of their purified chi mai. All sorts of environmental sensitivities – including the ability to tell when others are sick – are the result of purified chi channels.
Now notice that this type of cold or flu from “external wind” has little to do with your immune system. It actually has to do with the fact that your chi channels are more open than those of ordinary people, and thus cultivation practitioners MUST learn to protect themselves from air conditioning and drafts. That’s why you’ll see people who are really succeeding in their practice wearing hats and jackets in restaurants, and extra layers of clothing in general. They often tell you they “feel cold” when everyone else is warm simply because they have opened their chi mai and are therefore more sensitive to the circulating cold air.
It’s a cardinal rule in spiritual cultivation to protect yourself from wind invasions, and the more you meditate the more this becomes true. It’s easier to feel cold the more you meditate and it’s not because you are becoming weaker, but because your body is becoming more purified.
hope it helps
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